Circular Reasoning

missing maine

So this is how my brain works…

While I was at lunch today I starting drafting my post for this evening.  It started off being about the benefits of solitude.  I’d written something about how much I enjoy my time alone, the benefits of it and my fantasy of one day through-hiking the Appalachian Trail.  I didn’t finish the post at lunch but figured I would once I got home. However, once I got home I headed straight for the studio.

Once inside I grabbed a piece of paper and immediately started painting – without much thought at all and with little idea where I was going with it.

(Note to self: This is a good thing.)

And, in addition to that…I completed 99% of the painting using nothing but a palette knife.   I worked fast.  It came together very quickly.

As the painting began to develop, I immediately got a sense of place…Maine.

Not too surprising since I think about Maine all the time – but what was surprising was that I’ve never seen it in this way before.  It isn’t how I envision Maine when I’m thinking about it. But it was definitely Maine.

I decided to name the post something about using the palette knife, or the edge of Maine, or maybe, knife edge…then I remembered…

There is a trail in Maine (in Baxter State Park) called ‘Knife Edge Trail’ and it is also the ending (or starting) point (depending on which end you start with) of the Appalachian Trail!

5 thoughts on “Circular Reasoning

  1. It is beautiful, and looks quite like Cape Breton NS as well! :))

  2. Google “Cabot Trail” and you’ll get a glimpse of what I mean… 🙂

    • I found an image (viewed from Skyline Trail)…I DO see what you mean!!
      AND while researching discovered the Ceilidh events in Cape Breton ..OMG what a bonus – I MUST PLAN A TRIP!!
      Thank you so much for sharing this information – definitely putting this place on my ‘list’! Makes me want to start back with step dancing classes! 🙂

      • It’s pretty magnificent any time of year, but fall is particularly nice! It’s a beautiful drive. Glad I thought to share it. It just reminded me so much of it. 🙂

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